On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1967

Famous Birthdays

  • Lance Painter, Bedford England, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • Tore Meinecke, West Germany, tennis star

Famous Deaths

  • Albert J Luthuli, president South Africa (ANC), dies

Person of interestBasil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies of heart attack at 75

  • Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933), dies after choking on food at 59
  • Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
1967 Highlights

About July 21, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer